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REDUCING YOUR GAS CONSUMPTION

by / Wednesday, 03 April 2013 / Published in Green Living

With gas prices still high and the economy slow to recover, tips on how to reduce the amount of gas we need for our vehicles is always helpful. These tips can also help you do your part to make our planet a greener place!

Walk and bike whenever possible. Most of us use the car to make trips that are within a mile or two of home. By walking or riding a bike you’ll use less gas, and get more active at the same time.

Combine trips that require the car. We all have dry cleaning to pick up and groceries to buy, but by planning ahead and doing all your weekly errands in one trip can you can save both gas and time.

Clean out your car. By reducing the clutter in your backseat and trunk you eliminate the extra gas needed to haul them around wherever you go.

Be sure your tires are properly inflated. This simple measure can make a big difference in the amount of unnecessary gas you consume.

Follow your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. Not only is this good for your car, it will keep it running at its maximum efficiency and reduce the air pollution it produces.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, consider a hybrid model. Most automakers now offer a hybrid model, and this option is getting more affordable as well.

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